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Timeline: the UK Home Office’s ETS investigation and tribunal

In March 2016, an immigration tribunal condemned the Home Office’s decision to deport thousands of international students for alleged exam fraud in 2014, following a BBC undercover investigation that exposed onshore testing fraud at three TOEIC testing centres.

A formal inquiry has been launched into the Home Office’s investigation that deemed up to 56,000 exam results invalid or questionable, leading to the reported deportation, curtailment or departure of 48,000 international students, a majority of whom were Indian.

Here, The PIE News takes a look at the events leading up to the launch of the inquiry, beginning with the TV documentary in February 2014 that led the Home Office to act.

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